… is swimming 5 times a day.

Connecting, laughing and being silly with friends new and old.

Unfussy alfresco meals.

Striped umbrellas.

Island hopping.

Wanna make your own highlight reel of good vibes? Check out these tips:

Fave summer in Italy locations: Italian Riviera (Cinque Terre, Portofino, Camogli, Sestri Levante), Sardinia, Sicily, Giglio, Maremma, Amalfi.

Fave summer in Italy eats: Real almond granita (Sicily), lemon sorbetto (Monterosso), farinata con stracchino and focaccia di Recco (Sestri Levante), acciughe marinate (Cinque Terre), watermelon on the back of a boat (Sardinia), grappa or Spritz or prosecco (everywhere, all the time).

Fave summer in Italy ideas to steal: Rent a sailboat (with a captain too). Rent an apartment on a quiet island for a month, just to swim and read books. Rent a villa near the sea and tell your friends the keys are under the mat. Throw yourself a party, just cause.  Make sure your rental has a garden and barbecue. Stay close to the water. Charter a boat for the day and ask the captain to include dinner and stargazing. Expeience Italy with Italian Fix! We’d love to show you our fave spot on a day tour.

Do you have any fave memories of Italy? I’d love to hear in the comments. 

9 Responses

  1. We just returned from an amazing 17 day trip to Europe and for me, one of the highlights was watching my daughter and her cousins jumping off large rocks into the Ligurian sea in Vernazza!

    1. Ciao Laura,

      What great memories. I love those Vernazza rocks! Make sure to print that photo and put it on your fridge … never hurts to inspire our subconscious minds to create more of these moments. Warmly, Bianca

  2. Dear Laura
    Thank you for the interesting fact about Italy.


  3. On a cruise – 12 hours in port w offered excursions to Rome – we have been there & seen the standard. What can we do in that time that is new & different? Hadrian’s??? Suggestions. Willing to hire a private driver guide.

    1. Judy,
      I would contact a driver that serves the port (find them by Googling the port name and “driver/chauffeur service”) and ask the company what day-trips they offer for your particular interest. There are hundreds of options so try and think what is best for you — are you foodies, do you want to see lesser known archaeological sites, do you want to go shopping, the beach, a small village for lunch? Whatever you do, I would ask him to take you to an agriturismo for lunch and limit your drive time to 1.5 hours each way. I hope this helps. Happy travels!
      xx Bianca

  4. We’re in Rome for three days next week with a 2.5 year old. Are we best to walk the town or can we do a day trip to the close and is there coast/ beaches close by?

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